How to Clean a Glass Shower (Plus, a DIY Cleaner That Will Keep It Sparkling)

Glass showers can get cloudy pretty quickly and cleaning them can become a major pain if they aren't maintained. The film that forms on your shower is caused by soap scum build-up, and it can be difficult to remove. This tutorial will show you how to clean your glass shower doors and walls, and help you keep them sparkling for the long haul.

Glass shower door
credit: Stephen Paul

Things You Need

Step 1

Mix the first five ingredients together and pour the solution into a spray bottle.

TIP: Make sure to label the bottle so it won't be used to clean other surfaces.

Step 2

Dry the shower doors completely.

Step 3

Spray liberally with the DIY cleaner and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 4

Use a microfiber cloth to wipe the shower doors clean.

EXTRA TIPS

If your shower doors are especially dirty, use a damp Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to help remove any soap scum build-up, then rinse well.

Once you have thoroughly cleaned your shower doors, keep the cleaner in your bathroom and spray down your doors in between showers. There is no need to scrub them — just spray them down and walk away. If you can't commit to using it between every shower, try to spray the shower doors down at least once per week to prevent soap scum from building up.


Jessica Kielman

Jessica Kielman

Jessica owns two blogs, Mom 4 Real and Pour Me a Cocktail. She has been sharing easy cleaning tips, recipes and ideas with her readers for over 7 years. She has been featured on the Rachel Ray Show, TODAY Parenting, MSN, Country Woman Magazine and more.